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Raw Garlic with Pasta

I just did this and it tasted great. A very nice lunch on a hot day.

Mar 18, 2012
lucitemountain in Home Cooking

Raw Garlic with Pasta

I just received Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion, which is regarded as the bible of home cooking in Australia. In the pasta section I spotted something interesting:

“Drain pasta and quickly add olive oil and garlic to the hot cooking pot, then tip the pasta back in and toss with a big handful of freshly chopped herbs.”

“For one of the best of all pasta dishes, toss a sliced garlic clove, best-quality parmesan cheese, rocket leaves or garden-fresh parsley and good extra-virgin olive oil with hot pasta.”

These are short recipes located in the column of the page, intended for one, quick serving.

Do you think the garlic is suppose to be sautéed first? I know it might be a silly question, but I haven’t been cooking for long. I’ve never heard of raw garlic being used with pasta.

Mar 16, 2012
lucitemountain in Home Cooking

Freezing Food

I guess I’m only cooking for myself, so it can’t hurt to try. Mince is cheap anyway. Thanks for the reply.

Mar 14, 2012
lucitemountain in Home Cooking

Freezing Food

Tonight I am making meatballs. The recipe (from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything) contains bread crumbs that have been soaked in milk, and Parmesan cheese. I was hoping to freeze the leftover meatballs. I’ve heard that you shouldn’t freeze dairy. Will these meatballs be OK, or should I use an egg and olive oil instead?

I’ve been slowly learning to cook. I only cook for myself, so I’m trying to find meals that can freeze well or be easily adjusted for one person.

Mar 14, 2012
lucitemountain in Home Cooking